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Vortbrod - Swedish Christmas Beer Bread

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2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve the yeast in a big bowl with porter, beer, oil and molasses.
  2. Melt the butter with the spices and salt. Let it cool a little (it shouldn't feel hot when you put your finger in it) before adding to the yeast mixture.
  3. Mix in the raisins and flour a little at the time and work the dough slowly (by hand or y machine) until it's soft and elastic.
  4. Let the dough rise in the bowl to twice its size under a cloth.
  5. Turn on the oven to 200 C / 400 F / Gas mark 6.
  6. Make 2 loaves of bread, put them in an oven pan and let rise under a cloth for 1 hour.
  7. Bake for about 50 minutes, but lower the temperature to 150 C / 300 F / Gas mark 2 after 15 minutes.
  8. Let the loaves cool on a wire tray under a clean cloth.

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